Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After being awoken abruptly by some strange force you explore the eerie house while looking for comfort.
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Very Positive (45 reviews) - 82% of the 45 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (3,216 reviews) - 86% of the 3,216 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 29, 2014

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June 7

New language patch!

Change-log for Among the Sleep version 2.0.1

- Added text translations for the following languages:
  • Arabic
  • Dutch
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Simplified Chinese
- Fixed the AI sometimes falling through the ground in the forest level, confusing its re-spawn logic.
- Fixed some out of control rope physics.
- It's no longer possible to use resolutions narrower than 800 pixels, unless it's the only valid resolution on your computer.

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Reviews

“Among the Sleep deserves a great deal of credit for its story.”
8/10 – The Guardian

“You can never trust what's real and what's you being a scared little kid.”
8/10 – Joystiq

“Krillbite's horror game is an impressive feat in video game storytelling. It leaves more of an impact in a distilled 3 to 4 hours than some games with 60-hour campaigns.”
7.8/10 – Game Informer

About This Game

Among the Sleep is a first person horror adventure, in which you play a two year old child. After waking up in the middle of the night to mysterious sounds, you start exploring the dark looking for comfort.

The game explores horror through atmosphere and exploration, not with scores and combat systems. In Among the Sleep you’re vulnerable, scared, and trying to make sense of the world.

The game has Oculus Rift DK1 support, but further support will not be developed. This game will not be available for HTC Vive.

What people are saying


  • "More, please!"
    - Kotaku
  • "[...] it more than succeeds in creating a wonderfully eerie atmosphere full of childlike anxiety, and along the way tackles a serious subject in a darkly poignant manner."
    - IGN
  • "Its depiction of a first-person horror told through the eyes and stumbling little legs of a two-year old is as intriguing as anything I've seen all year, and reminiscent of a time when games actively sought out new ways to play and new stories to tell."
    - Eurogamer

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: WindowsXP SP2 or higher
    • Processor: Dual core 2.4GHz
    • Memory: 2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 512MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a headset!
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: Quadcore 2.5GHz
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card with 1024MB of VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Yes
    • Additional Notes: Best enjoyed with a great headset!
    Minimum:
    • OS: MAC OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard or higher
    Minimum:
    • OS: glibc 2.11 or newer
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MADMAX
3.7 hrs
Posted: August 31
It's very short and not that intese when it comes to the horror. Gameplay is very basic for the genre. 6,5/10
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TheUnderdog2020
16.1 hrs
Posted: August 31
This is a pretty unique game with very interesting aspect. You play as a Toddler trying to find out what happened to your missing mother as Supernatural forces do their best to scare you and interfere in your journey. The idea behind this game was refreshing and in certain parts of the game it's very atmospheric and tension driven. Quite a few jumpscares in this, but it was generally refreshing to play. I enjoyed this game. Although some things were a little buggy. No controller support, Fake walls which you can glitch outside the map, slow animations that jump if used too quickly and some other notable ones. However, if you are able to look past all of that, I think the game is worth the price tag.
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booboobear712
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Among the sleep is THE most scariest game I have ever played in my life! Though it has a great atmosphere, the game is not a kid game like some kids play horror games like some I know. I believe Among the sleep has the most people scared. I suggest you play this game! if your too scared to play it, then go cry to your mother and hug her all you got cause in this game, you don't see your mother till the end!
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MITODABADEE
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
+good idea, something different.
Good visual effects.

-No surround sound.
-Can get boring fast.
-The player (child) stumbles when running sometimes making it very annoying.
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Phisting_Mitten
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
I was excited to play this game and then immediately dissapointed that it does not support my SteelSeries Stratus XL controller (Xbox controller). Researched a little and there are whole threads complaining about this and still no fix. Could not play whatsoever. I suggest to others to try the demo first before you waste your money. Refunded.
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Dawg
26.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
Thought it would be better because i saw pewdiepie play it. but ig he makes trash look buyable.
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kur0manju
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 22
"Oh hey, it's a baby horror game. Can't be that scary right?"
Gets to a certain part of the game after crawling through tiny atomspheric things and scaring myself somehow.
"I GOT THE ITEM TO PROCEED. LEETS GOOOOOO TEEEEDDDDYY!"
*opens the gate*
"What is that noise?"
*turns around*
"OH SHHH----AHHHAHHHFHHHGFHGHAHHAHAH"

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GAME OVER. CONTINUE?

"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU---------"

10/10 would play again. This is coming from a person who gets severe sweaty palms when under pressure and is easily spooked...Please buy and play the game if you haven't already.
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Bryan LoneCoder - Legend of Luca
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 22
I'm ♥♥♥♥♥♥ they abandoned VR support.
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uncledibs
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
Love the atmosphere and feeling of this game. very creepy and suspensful. Great ideas from the developers to make a scary game from the perspective of a child. very original and enjoyable!!
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ResidentBilly
1.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
Played a small bit of it and pooped my pants!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This games story was fantastic. Sad, mind you, but it was an incredible rollercoaster ride. I completely didn't mind that it only took 2 hours to finish the game, because I felt so immersed the whole time. Playing it at night and with the lights off is the best way to play it!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
A great little short horror game from a little norwegian game company named Krillbite Studios.

The game starts off on celebrating your two-years birthday, soon you are up in your bedroom talking with your new plush-filled friend Teddy, in a cozy environment, but the atmosphere quickly changes to something sinister. Now you and your friend Teddy have to go look from your seemingly missing mom, from the perspective of a traumatized infant. And it seems like there are someone else there, someone who wants to hurt you.

The game plays more on the atmospheric rather than a lot of jumpscares, and it wasn't as creepy as I thought at certain points in the beginning, but when it gets scary it is absolutely no joke! It does not ♥♥♥♥ around.
I had a great time playing this game, and a certainly a scary one. The game is beautiul both visually and atmospherically, it also really captures the sense of seeing things as a little child. This game is a must-play for everyone that has even the smallest interest for the horror genre, 9/10!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Played a small bit of it and pooped my pants!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
"Oh hey, it's a baby horror game. Can't be that scary right?"
Gets to a certain part of the game after crawling through tiny atomspheric things and scaring myself somehow.
"I GOT THE ITEM TO PROCEED. LEETS GOOOOOO TEEEEDDDDYY!"
*opens the gate*
"What is that noise?"
*turns around*
"OH SHHH----AHHHAHHHFHHHGFHGHAHHAHAH"

...


...


...



GAME OVER. CONTINUE?

"FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU---------"

10/10 would play again. This is coming from a person who gets severe sweaty palms when under pressure and is easily spooked...Please buy and play the game if you haven't already.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Damn that was so good :) great mood, for the first half of the game there is no enemies but you still to scary to move freely and you hide everywhere :) Or there are enemies I just was so good at hiding :) Anyway great game, short but there is not much that you can complain about. Definitely thumbs up from me, no doubt.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
The game that has a deep meaning and heartbreaking story. Very atmospheric.
This game succesfully make me stuck on table leg, door, wall, or everything when i tried to hide or run away, lol.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
2,105 of 2,235 people (94%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
Let me express something before we get into this: I am a pansy. I have yet to completely finish the first Amnesia. I have a backlog of horror games (including some point n' clicks) that grows every day. Because I have a problem. I LOVE horror games... but like an ice cream enthusiast who happens to also be lactose intolerant, horror games do not love me. So there you have it; that's the score.

Now that being said, I'm going to power through this one to completion. Know why? Because it's that good. Oh man is this game good. It is a testament to why horror games are so great... and why even now, in a market saturated with action horrors and tired old tropes, you'll still find an "Among the Sleep." This game is horrifying. Care to know why? What's the biggest issue plaguing the horror genre? That's right: termites. And player empowerment. Sometimes I'm a big, brave guy lugging around a shotgun. Sometimes I'm running around with a camera. Sometimes I might as well be stark naked. But I always find myself on equal ground with the baddies. Sure they're menacing, but I'm faster. And smarter. And sometimes more heavily armed. And suddenly we're not playing a horror game anymore. So how do we remove player empowerment, a hypothetical developer might muse? How do we make the player feel like a babe lost in the woods? We turn them into a ♥♥♥♥ing babe, right down to the wobbles and coos and imaginary friends.

And when I tell you that makes this game immersive and terrifying, I'm not kidding. When you pause the screen you cover your little eyes. When you move at all, AT ALL, you make adorable little sounds of struggle. And when you, the player, gaze into that mother♥♥♥♥ing abyss, that sucker stares right back. Every shadow hides a menace, every sound betrays a would-be threat. Everything is so big and intimidating. The whole environment just mocks you as you explore it semi-impotently. Because you're a baby. A smart baby, yes. But a baby. And that big, scary world is out to get you.

I'm not remotely done with this game. I know I have a ways to go. I'm already freaked out - in a good way! If you have a passing interest in horror, you won't be disappointed. Now I'm going to go clean the boom-boom out of my pants and press onward.
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211 of 236 people (89%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 19, 2014
Among the Sleep is a horror game that has a really unique aproach to horror. But will you want to play this through ? In Among the Sleep you dont play as an adult but instead as a two year old child. The game begins and its our birthday and we get a teddy bear as a present. But one night you wake up to find out that the teddy bear and your mom is missing so its up to you to find them. So how is Among the sleep ? Im kinda mixed on this game honestly. The gameplay is smooth and its a blast to play but there are problems that weigh down the experience. First of all the game is just like amnesia. The main charecter is defensless and theres nothing you can do about it so you have to hide to get away from monsters. The game also throws in puzzles you need to solve to get to the end. So now for the pros and cons. Pros: The game looks amazing. Its just amazing to see a nightmare world through a childs eyes. The story has a great set up and the ending is also really good. Atmosphere is outstandng and its one of the best i have ever seen in a horror game. But now for the cons. The game is incredibly short only an hour to beat. Easy puzzles that dont feel like they should be there. Sometimes frustrating stealth segments. Confusing map layouts and sometimes wonky controls. Overall Among the Sleep is an excellent horror game but it has its fare share of problems. I highly suggest you get this game on a sale and not full priced and dont go in expecting a masterpiece and you should be all good. I give Among the Sleep a 7/10

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415 of 508 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 29, 2014
Incredibly atmospheric and imaginative! It also lingers in your mind afterwards, like all great pieces of art. You wouldn't want to miss it!
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332 of 417 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2014
I finished the game in a single sitting (roughly 2½ hours).
I don't think that there's replay value to this game either, unless it gets mods at some point.

Even so, I would recommend playing this for it's strong atmosphere, and the intense moments.

If I had to give this some scores between 1-10, here's what I think:

Gameplay: 5/10
Story: 6/10
Atmosphere: 8.5/10

If you are on the edge about this one, then maybe pick it up later, during a sale.
It's a game worth experiencing.
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